Applications for Registration 2022/2023

Applications for registration will open at 10am on Wednesday 4th May and close at 4pm on Friday 23rd September 2022 during which time the portal will be live from the bottom of this page.

Please only contact the AQE Office in an emergency, staff will be unable to check specific details of individual applications once they are submitted.

Alternatively a hard copy (along with relevant guidance) is available to download and print at the bottom of this page, below the online portal.

If you are applying for more than one child, you should complete an application for each child individually.

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions, along with the Guidance Notes before completing your application form.

Parents/Guardian will need the following three elements to complete their application, as well as having a completed application form:

  • A recent photograph of the candidate (can be taken straight from a mobile device and uploaded)
  • A scanned copy (or clear photograph) of the candidate’s birth certificate (long or short version) or a scanned copy (or clear photograph) of the id page of their passport. All information on the document must be legible and clear to read.

Plus either:

  • Payment of the registration fee (£60.00). The Registration Fee should be paid prior to the application form being completed. You can do this here


  • Parents/guardians of a child who is entitled to Free School Meals, and who provide evidence of such entitlement, will not have to pay the fee but must provide confirmation of the candidate’s entitlement to Free School Meals.

(Acceptable evidence for Free Schools Meals can be either; a letter of confirmation from the Education Authority for the current school year, or, a letter from your child’s Primary School confirming their entitlement for the current school year.)

Whilst elements do not need to be submitted with your online application form and can be submitted separately you should be aware that a child shall not be registered as a candidate to take the CEA unless and until the payment and all the documents referred to in paragraph 1 of the Terms and Conditions have been received by AQE Limited.

Access Arrangments

The process of applying for Access Arrangements will also open at 10am on Wednesday 4th May 2022 and close at 4pm on Friday 23rd September 2022. Please note that all documentation relating to Access Arrangements must be submitted in hard copy.

Please see the relevant section of our website here for further information on Access Arrangements.

Please do not submit an application form twice for the same candidate. The AQE Office can amend any errors which you make, even after submission.

Online Application Form 2022

A hard copy of the application form can be downloaded and printed below, please do not submit both types of application form for one candidate. Please do not e-mail the hard copy forms to the AQE Office as this will not be accepted.